Bobby "BlackHat" Walters
"You Never Know What's Gonna Happen at at Bobby BlackHat Show"

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Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, and songwriter hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has been playing harp for over 40 years. After retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard, Bobby started taking his harp playing seriously and has studied with Dennis Gruenling, Phil Wiggans, Johnny Sansone, and Allen Holmes. While a member of the Black Rose Blues Band he had the honor of opening for Blues Legends B.B King, Taj Mahal, and Steady Rollin Bob Margolin. Bobby has shared the stage with Kenny Neal, Lil Ray Neal, Bill Deal and the Rhondels, Jason Ricci and New Blood, Eddie Shaw and Wolfgang, Daryl Davis, Ruthie Foster, and Sherman Robertson, and Memphis Gold.

In 2015, the Bobby BlackHat Band advanced to the semifinals of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.

Bobby BlackHat brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin and your hips shakin all night long.


"I bought my first harp after hearing Lee Oskar play with WAR in 1972. The sound of his harp just mesmerized me and I knew right then and there I was gonna be a harp player too."

In 2006, BlackHat added acting credits to his resume when he participated in the filming of the History Channel documentary "Sherman's March to the Sea".

Sherman's March

Bobby is Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.




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